GEORGE TOWN: A body believed to be that of a homeless man was found floating in Sungai Pinang.
Northeast district police chief ACP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the body, only clad in a pair of long black sports pants, was found at 7.30am near the Jalan Sungai Pinang Bridge on Monday.
"Initial investigations found no injuries and based on the clothes, police did not rule out the possibility the man was homeless.
"His body was sent to the Penang Hospital for post-mortem," ACP Mior said here.
People with missing family members or acquaintances are requested to go to the Penang Hospital for identification purposes.
In Langkawi, a man reported missing on Monday night near Taman Nilam was found dead nearby a mangrove forest, according to the Kedah Fire and Rescue Department.
The body of Ibrahim Abu, 27, was found floating by Fire and Rescue Department personnel who had conducted a search after getting the missing persons report at 7.52pm.
"We found the body at 9.06am today (Tuesday) along the riverbank near the mangrove area and handed the remains over to the police," said Kedah Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Nur Hafizah Muhammad Lukman.
Meanwhile, strong winds and rough seas have hampered the search for an Egyptian who went missing Monday after falling from the balcony of a chalet in Teluk Burau.
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said in a statement Tuesday that search for Yahya Yousry Mohamed Al-Sayid, 27, was only done in coastal areas due to bad weather conditions.
Southwest monsoon winds with speeds of up 40 to 50km per hour and waves up to 3.5m are expected to continue until Wednesday, said the statement.
The MMEA operation since 4.30pm Monday was supported by the Fire and Rescue Department, the Civil Defence Department and the Royal Malaysian Police. - Bernama